Migration Automation Toolkit next steps

Over the last few years our team has had the opportunity to work on multiple VMware to Hyper-V migration toolkits.  These community contributions were not “supported” other than being supplements to supported tools and authored in PowerShell.  Any time you create an example or quick-start type solution the best you can hope for is that… Read more

MAT4Shift 1.6.2 Update

We have published an update for MAT4Shift.  While this is a minor script change, we view the update as critical and would encourage everyone to discontinue use of 1.6.1.  This work came directly from community feedback, so thank you to everyone who is testing and using MAT, and sending information about their experiences. There are… Read more

Migration Automation Toolkit for MVMC 2.0

Migrators, assemble!  The MVMC team has published version 2.0, packed with new features, and in tandem the BCB team is releasing a new version of MAT! MVMC 2.0 MAT for MVMC 2.0 MVMC is a tool for converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines.  Version 2.0 offers many new features that helped make this… Read more

Migration – MAT4SHIFT 1.6.1 Release to Web

Today we published the latest version of the Migration Automation Toolkit, MAT4SHIFT v1.6.1.  This is largely a maintenance release but does include a few new features. If you are looking at this technology for the first time, MAT4SHIFT is a script framework/toolkit for automating migrations from VMware to Hyper-V.  The unique value is leveraging the… Read more

MAT4MOVE – MAT for Vision Double-Take MOVE Announced!

Hello migration friends!  I just wanted to publish a quick congratulations to Vision Double-Take for publishing the blog post below that includes an implementation of MAT for MOVE.  Thanks to the engineers at Vision working on Double-Take, MOVE was already manageable using PowerShell.  Adopting the MAT scripts further extends the community concept so anyone who… Read more

The Year in Migration 2013

It’s that time of year when the interwebs fill up with Top 10 lists and reflections on the year that’s coming to an end (btw, Migration Mark doesn’t get ‘twerking’). In that spirit, I thought it would be good to look at the state of tools and technology around VMware to Hyper-V migration this year and how… Read more

MAT 1.5 is available (now with NIC recreation!)

I am happy to announce that MAT 1.5 is now available. Grab your copy now:  The Migration Automation Toolkit (MAT) 1.5 brings a large number of improvements over the previous MAT and also puts the MAT and the MAT (Powered by Project Shift) at a feature parity. This means that the most asked about enhancement… Read more

MAT 1.3.1 Update

  Just a quick post to let everyone know that MAT 1.3.1 has been posted. Every now and then we need to bring the train back into the station and grease up those axles. This version has a few minor changes but is mostly about getting the MAT 1.3 Installation and Usage Guide out there…. Read more

MAT – More is better. Multi-server conversions

When I introduced the MAT last post, I didn’t spend much time discussing how to convert using multiple servers. So I better get to it. This post details how to configure the MAT to use multiple machines to convert at the same time (let’s call these “Helpers”). Using the MAT on many servers is pretty… Read more

Automating VM Migration – VMM and V2V (Part 3)

In my last post we covered some ways of removing VMware Tools from your VMs so that your conversion would go more smoothly. Next we need to tee up the conversion by getting the VMs to the VMM Library so that we can start our V2V. Getting the VM to the VMM Library Before VMM… Read more